Kelly Shepard on his Barbershop Beginnings
February 7, 2022
A boy in rural Indiana discovers the joy of singing in a barbershop quartet, and is launched into a life of music.
Most of my job as a music educator is to try to get students to overcome their fear. (Kelly, 41:14)
Kelly Shepard is a native of Richmond, Indiana. A music teacher and choir conductor for the past 30 years, he conducted the Los Angeles chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish Teen Choir, for 10 years before moving to Brisbane, Australia in 2017. Currently, Kelly is a music teacher, coach and director of the Australian National Champion Chorus, Sound Connection. He is also an award-winning barbershop quartet singer, and performs with the current Australian National Champion Quartet, The Collective.